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Angiography

Angiography is a diagnostic procedure in which a small catheter (thin, flexible tubing) is placed in the blood vessel for the purpose of injecting contrast material (dye), allowing the vessel to show up on x-ray. The arteries of the neck, lungs, liver, kidneys and legs can be studied by this method. The veins can be studied by this method. Learn more by selecting the word in blue.

Angioplasty

Angioplasty is used to open up narrowed blood vessels and improve blood flow. A catheter with an inflatable balloon on the end is positioned in the narrowed area and inflated to open up (dilate) the narrowing. Angioplasty can be used in the peripheral arteries as well as the veins. Learn more by selecting the word in blue.

Stent Placement

A stent is a metallic, tube-shaped device that acts like scaffolding to hold vessels open. Stents are placed inside the vessel using a catheter. Stents are used to hold open a narrowing in an artery or vein after angioplasty is completed. Learn more by selecting the word in blue.

Embolization

Embolization is the placement of material through a catheter into an artery or vein in order to block blood flow. This is commonly used to stop bleeding, treat tumors or redirect blood flow in the body. Learn more by selecting the word in blue.

Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Filters

Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filter is a device placed in the major vein in the abdomen (inferior vena cava) to prevent the passage to blood clots from the legs to the lungs (pulmonary embolism). Learn more by selecting the word in blue.

Central Venous Access

Central venous access procedures involve placement of a catheter into the big veins for either short term or long term treatments. These procedures include the placement of kidney dialysis catheters, tunneled and non-tunneled. They also include PICC and Hohn catheter placement used for long term intravenous (IV) medication delivery. Learn more by selecting the word in blue.

Uterine Artery Embolization

Uterine artery embolization (UAE) is a procedure where a catheter is used to deliver small particles that block the blood supply to the uterine body. The procedure is done for the treatment of uterine fibroids. It is also called Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE). Learn more by selecting the word in blue.

Atherectomy

Atherectomy is a minimally invasive surgical method of removing plaque from a large blood vessel within the body. It is generally used to effectively treat peripheral arterial disease of the lower extremities.

Portacath insertion

A port (or portacath) is a small medical appliance that is installed beneath the skin. A catheter connects the port to a vein. The port has a septum through which drugs can be injected and blood samples can be drawn many times, usually with less discomfort for the patient than a more typical "needle stick". Learn more by selecting the word in blue.

Dialysis fistulagram

Using x-ray and contrast media (dye) to evaluate problems with fistulas, like clots or narrowings. The fistula is accessed the same way it is accessed for dialysis. Using small catheters and balloons, a narrowing or clot can be remedied.